Thread: Switching Up The Routine
01-25-2005, 09:07 PM #1
Switching Up The Routine
well i realize the concept that after a certain period of time its best if we change up our routine a little, so that our body doesn't adapt to the same weekly environment over and over correct? My question to you guys is how often do you switch it up 8weeks,10weeks, 4 months? and what do you change up? What if the routine you have seems to be getting you somewhere and you like the way its set up? Such as right now i'm not working with any splits, i work chest monday, legs tuesday, arms wednesday, back thursday, and shoulders friday, and i take the weekend off, love hitting the gym and time isn't really a factor thats why i don't have a problem going up 5 days a week and working each muscle group on separate days plus it seems my body responds better with this type of routine, hell i'd work out 7 days a week if my body allowed it. Wouldn't weight increases every 2 or 3 weeks be a significant enough change for your body, because if your adding more weight every 2 or 3 weeks your still pushing your body to new limits right? Or is it the excersizes that need to be switched up after so long?
I'll be honest with you most my days consist of anywhere from 15 to 25 sets, sometimes i just don't feel like leaving, so with that said i often do make judgement calls at the gym depending on how i feel and how sore i am, whether to throw in one or two more excersizes, so my days do change quite frequently. I do feel i do quite a few more sets then other people claim to do on here, and say i work chest on monday usually takes till thursday to be 100% again, I don't feel i'm overtraining though beings i work each muscle group once a week, and have 2 rest days. But my major questions are what should and needs to change in a routine, and when is the logical time to switch things up? or can you just keep your routine and just add weight each week or 2 weeks. I just have information that is misunderstood in this topic and could use some help clarifying some of this.
Sorry for the novel lol
01-25-2005, 09:54 PM #2Originally Posted by motoxer23
Just change your routine when you stop seeing strenght gains/growth
01-26-2005, 07:20 AM #3
25 SETS ... Sometimes little is more! I change mine up every 3 - 4 months, but have each workout vary week to week. I keep all main movements in their IE deads, squats, but I switch rest times and reps. I also totally switch secondary excersises.. Just have to keep yourself growing.. eveyrones different, find what works for you!
01-26-2005, 08:28 AM #4Originally Posted by needmorestrength
01-26-2005, 08:35 AM #5Originally Posted by motoxer23
01-26-2005, 03:01 PM #6Originally Posted by needmorestrength
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